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Obituary for Elsie Emily Hickman Hipwell

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Elsie Emily Hickman Hipwell

February 27, 1933 - December 12, 2016

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, Elsie Emily Hickman Hipwell, 83, was called home December 12, 2016.


Elsie was born February 27, 1933 to Leonard Ray and Elsie Hurlburt Hickman in Montrose, Colorado.


She married the love of her life, LaVar Jay Hipwell in the Logan LDS Temple on September 28, 1951.  They recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.  LaVar and Elsie made their home in West Weber.


Elsie was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holding various positions.


Elsie retired from Hill Air Force Base in 1991 when she and her husband found the love for genealogy.   They spent years searching and documenting their family history.


Elsie had the opportunity to step in and complete the Fremont High School history book.


Elsie and LaVar served 12 years on the Winter Haven Board of Directors.  They also loved to square dance and held many offices for square dancing, such as, President of the Ogden Area Square Dance Association and Square Dance Clubs of Utah, Assistant General Chairman and Trustees for the 40th National Square Dance Convention held in Salt Lake City, Utah which was also the year of their 40th graduation from high school and their 40th wedding anniversary.


Elsie was very active in community projects and dedicated five years to the Festival of Trees and supported various food banks.  She loved making quilts and crafting with her daughters and granddaughters for family gifts or special donations.  Elsie loved riding on the 4-wheeler which she and LaVar did every night for a date night.  Her graciousness and kind spirit was welcoming to everyone, she will be missed.


Elsie is survived by her husband, LaVar; brother, Edwin (Cynthia) Hickman of Ogden, Utah; sons, Randall J. (Diana) of Plain City, Utah, Richard V. (Carisa) of West Weber, Utah, Brent A. (Jill) of West Weber, Utah; daughters, Susan Stewart of Brigham City, Utah, Nancy (Wayne) Stephensen of West Weber, Utah, Cynthia (Alan) Franke of Farr West, Utah; 25 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandson.


A Viewing will be on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the LDS West Weber 1st Ward Building, 4100 West 900 South West Weber, Utah.


Funeral Services will be held December 17, 2016 at 11:00 am at the LDS West Weber 1st Ward Chapel.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Interment at the West Weber Cemetery, 4699 West 1000 North, West Weber, Utah.


The family would like to extend their thanks to Peak Hospice for the loving care they provided.


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Alzheimer’s Research,be


Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 16, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

LDS West Weber 1st Ward


4100 W. 900 S.
West Weber, UT

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016

LDS West Weber 1st Ward


4100 W. 900 S.
West Weber, UT

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Family will greet friends from 9:30 – 10:30 am prior to the Funeral Service.

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016

West Weber Cemetery


4699 West 1000 Morth, , West Weber, UT,

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Born: February 27, 1933
Died: December 12, 2016

Condolences for Elsie Emily Hickman Hipwell

Jim and Chris Stegen posted on 12/20/16

We were so sorry to hear of Elise's passing. Elise is with Heavenly Father and all of the family there. She is waiting on the time she can rejoice with the love of her life, LaVar. May the spirit be with all of her family at this time of sorrow .


Clint & the Ray citte Guys posted on 12/16/16

Randy, We are all sorry for your loss. We hope that you are getting through alright. We are always here if you need us.


SY posted on 12/15/16

To the Hipwell family I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories and in God's promise found in the bible at Acts 24:15, for our love ones who have fallen asleep in death.


Stephanie Gooch Burns posted on 12/14/16

Nancy and Randy, so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful mother.


Steve Bonanza posted on 12/14/16

Susan and Nancy, my heart goes out to both of you and your family. I never had the pleasure of meeting your wonderful mother, but I'm sure, you are both shinning examples of her gracious nature and loving spirit. God bless your family now and in the future, may your mother rest in peace.


Rochelle and Bob Jelaco posted on 12/14/16

Bob and I are so sorry for the loss of your dear Mother. Every memory we have of her was of a lady full of love and kindness. With this loss comes so many layers of heartache. Please know our hearts are hurting for you.